Name: Dr. Loretta Ieng Tak Lou

Affiliation: University of Oxford

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Statement of interest: Dr Loretta Lou is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA), and the Research Assistant for the Forum on Health, Environment and Development (FORHEAD) at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis is an ethnographic study of 'green living' and its implications for self-understanding, social relations, ethics, and political mobilization in post-handover Hong Kong. In her post-doctoral work she will further explore the ways Chinese environmentalists construe different nature-culture "hybrids" (Latour 1991, 1999); and the urban farming movements across East Asia.

Geographical/topical area of interest: China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau) and East Asia